Escuela Superior de Arquitectura, ESARQ / Artistic Residencies


ESARQ?s residency mission is to promote all contemporary artistic practices through production residencies whereby exchange, discussion, experimentation and collaborative work are the core structure of the program.

The residency offers individual dormitories near the school with access to a working studio at the campus. The structure of the residency is different from others because it is a combination of free production with professional guidance from outstanding local artists.

To be in residence at ESARQ means to work on individual projects while being open to collaborate with fellow residents. You will receive artistic assistance in an exciting environment for production. While in residence, the artists will benefit from an intense creation time supported by the exchange of ideas and experiences with a wide variety of advisors who come from diverse backgrounds including painting, video, drawing, architecture, sculpture, curatorship, photography, ceramics, printing, literature, philosophy and cultural management.

Guidelines and fees

Artists-in-residence are chosen for their proposals submitted in response to an online open call. The fee is 700e per month.

The residency fee includes:

Tutorials with a wide variety of advisors

Working studio space

Accomodation near the ESARQ

Access to kitchen and internet

One meal a day Monday to Friday.

Guided tours

Access to ESARQs courses

Open Studio at end of residency

The fee does not include:


Medical insurance

Extra meals

Residency periods:

Open year-long.

FEE: 700e

Application procedure

Send a proposal with the following information:

-Artist Statement

-Letter of intention


-Portfolio with CV and 10 images in PDF.

– DVD or links to works on video or sound pieces (no more than 5 minutes)

To: Beatriz Schondube


Who should apply

Professional artists with a serious approach to their practice. We welcome artists from all disciplines.

Selection procedure

By Committee

A committee of local artists will gather and select six artists quarterly. Selected artists will be informed within two weeks of application.






Outside area for working.

Structure of the Residency

Week 1 &ndash

Start up workshop for experimental creation.

Artists in residency make a presentation of their work to selected advisors.

Guided tour of key places of production.

Weekly public artist in residency talk.

Week 2 &ndash

Individual tutorials with advisors.

Weekly public artist in residency talk.

Week 3-

Individual tutorials with advisors.

Weekly public artist in residency talk.

Group presentation of projects with advisors.

Week 4 &ndash

Open Studio




Residency Programme since: 2012
Description of Organisation:

ESARQ offers a new residency program located at the heart of the most vibrant and creative area of Guadalajara, Mexico.

Surrounded by museums, cafes, theaters and cultural centres.

ESARQ is an Arts and Architecture University with an experimental turn. Our courses, workshops, and now our residency program, aim to connect different creative disciplines and merge them into an artistic production hub.

Organisation founded in: 1995
What type of organisation are you?:
  • University
Working Languages:
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: N/A
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Application process: Open call
Expenses paid by the artist:
  • Travel
Expenses paid by the organisation:
  • Food
Other activities happening at the space:
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibition
Selection process: By committee
Setting: Urban
Nearest Airport: Guadalajara, Jalisco
Street & Number: Av. Libertad #1745
Postal Code: C.P. 44160
City: Guadalajara
Country long: Mexico
Av. Libertad #1745
Guadalajara C.P. 44160 MEX
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